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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1332–1334

Broadband laser amplifier based on gas-phase dimer molecules pumped by the Sun

Idit Pe’er, Irina Vishnevitsky, Nir Naftali, and Amnon Yogev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 17, pp. 1332-1334 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001332


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Abstract

We report the design and experimental realization of a solar-pumped dimer gas-laser amplifier. The amplifying medium is Te2 gas, which is capable of amplifying laser signals over a broad spectral range. A gain of 42% was measured at a wavelength of 632.8 nm. We also present studies of the material characteristics and a brief review of the study of other candidate materials for solar pumping.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

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Idit Pe’er, Irina Vishnevitsky, Nir Naftali, and Amnon Yogev, "Broadband laser amplifier based on gas-phase dimer molecules pumped by the Sun," Opt. Lett. 26, 1332-1334 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-17-1332


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